Johnson’s Handicap Race 2016 Results

The best conditions for some time – no wind, about 8C and only just wet enough to make it interesting – and even a bit of sun! Brilliant job done by Duncan on the timing, and Jess on the finishing discs. Some remarkable performances and only three or four got lost. The apres-run “do” at Llanrhaeadr Chapel was excellent thanks to all the work done by Menai and Tracey the night before, and all the food prepared by participants.

Tony W was fastest but the big story is that Tracey defied the years (again) and got under 49 (just). She did do 47 something once before but that was with the aid of Freckle who really did make a difference getting her off the line (I know because I started alongside them) and so she was disqualified. In retrospect I think Menai’s run was in the same category as Tracey’s – scoring a personal best on a course that she designed 25 years ago. Welcome to Bethan and Ian as well – both with potential for the future. Of course the real needle match began at 10.27 am when Chris and Katy took to the road. Sadly, without Hannah and Mike who were supposed to be doing the pacemaking we were obliged to do all the work ourselves. Clearly with Katy’s finishing kick there was no option but to break her well before meaning that Chris went through his first time check over a minute faster than last year with Katy in very close attendance – and all looked good for Chris by halfway, reached at 50 minute pace, ¬†until looking back we observed Ceri B dragging OAP Fred behind her. Tipyn o sioc! Bit late then to realise that we had destroyed each other. Not an easy trip back from there but the good news is that Katy did have to start her kick from too far back and Elen got in the way. Her fault. So a good day after all!

NB This 2016 course was about 15 seconds shorter than usual due to the fence erected by the High School between the bottom and top playing fields, forcing a return across the stream.

…………………………Actual time…………………Finishing time

1st Vicky……………..80m00……………………….11.10.00am

2nd Fred…………….49m00………………………..11.18.00

3rd Martin C………..47m10……………………………18.10

4th Ceri B……………49m17…………………………….18.17

5th Ian………………..54m46……………………………18.46

6th Tracey……………48m58…………………………..18.58

7th Tony B……………49m07…………………………..19.07

8th Menai…………….58m11……………………………19.11

9th Jon…………………56m14…………………………..19.14

10th David B………….45m34………………………….19.34

11th Anwen……………58m37…………………………..19.37

12th Bob………………..55m39………………………….19.39

13th Owen……………..46m41…………………………..19.41

14th Emma…………….49m43………………………….19.43

15th Chris………………52m59………………………….19.59

16th Elen……………….57m07………………………….20.07

17th Katy……………….53m14…………………………..20.14

18th Rob………………..60m25………………………….20.25

19th Martyn F…………49m40………………………….20.40

20th Tony W…………..44m45………………………….20.45

21st Bethan…………….57m54…………………………..20.54

22nd Dawn…………….66m17…………………………..22.17

23rd Jeff…………………76m50………………………….23.50

24th Ceri D…………………55m34………………………26.34

25th Shaun H…………..48m34………………………..26.34

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